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Table 1 Models of treatment decision making.

From: Clinical Decision Making and Outcome in Routine Care for People with Severe Mental Illness (CEDAR): Study protocol

  Paternalistic model Shared decision making model Informed (patient) model
Information transfer One-way (doctor to patient) transfer of minimum medical information necessary for informed consent Two way: doctor provides all medical information needed for decision making. Patient provides information about preferences One way (doctor to patient) transfer of all medical information needed for decision making
Deliberation Doctor alone, or with other doctors Doctor and patient (possibly with others) Patient (possibly with others)
Decision about implementing treatment Doctor Doctor and patient Patient
  1. Note. Adapted from Entwistle et al. [9].